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February ISM Manufacturing Index Moves to Positive Territory

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index for February rose to positive territory from January’s contraction, ISM said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2007
Business, Government

Construction Spending Drops 0.8% in January

U.S. construction spending fell 0.8% January, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2007
Business, Government

Personal Spending Rises 0.5%, Commerce Dept. Reports

Consumer personal spending rose 0.5% in January, and incomes rose 1%, boosted by bonus payments, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

EGL’s Fourth-Quarter Income Falls

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc. said its fourth-quarter income fell to $10.9 million or 27 cents a share, from $19.1 million or 47 cents in the previous fourth quarter.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

February Chicago Manufacturing Index Falls

A gauge of Chicago manufacturing activity fell in February, the National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Testing Longer, Heavier Trucks

The new chairman of the pivotal House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. James Oberstar, said he would support a pilot program to test the effects that raising truck size and weight limits would have on the nation’s highways.

February 28, 2007
Business, Government

New Home Sales Plunge 16.6% in Biggest Drop Since ’94

New home sales fell in January by 16.6%, the biggest drop since 1994, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 22 - Feb. 28

U.S. Delays Border Inspection Fees • Charleston Port Sets New Security System • Oshkosh Wins $878 Million Army Contract • Survey Highlights Traffic Congestion Concern

February 28, 2007
Business, Government

Fourth-Quarter GDP Revised Downward to 2.2%

The U.S. economy grew at a rate of 2.2% in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, in lowering its earlier estimate of 3.5%.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Transportation Stocks Take Hit in Market Tumble

Transportation stocks, including airlines, trucking companies and railroads, were among the hardest hit in Tuesday’s stock market tumble, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007

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